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Energy Secretary Moniz visits Ames Lab

Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz visited Ames Laboratory during his stop in Ames May 6-7. Moniz, who helped dedicate the new Sensitive Instrument Facility Friday afternoon and was the commencement speaker at Saturday's Iowa State graduation exercises, met with staff, toured several labs and held an all-hands meeting.

Check out photos and details from the Secretary's visit.


Sensitive Instrument Facility dedicated
Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz emphasized the role of materials research in clean energy innovation May 6 at the dedication of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory Sensitive Instrument Facility.


Annual Service Awards honor long-time employees
Long-time Ames Laboratory employees were honored May 17th with a service awards luncheon at the Scheman Building. Thirty-three employees were recognized for their service including Mark Grootveld (40 years) and Diane Drake (35 years).


New liquid nitrogen line project turns up remnants of campus' past
A recent construction project will pipe liquid nitrogen directly to labs in Spedding Hall, eliminating the need for hauling large dewars around. But the project also unearthed a bit of campus history.


Annual Red Cross Blood Drive June 8
The Annual Ames Laboratory Red Cross Blood Drive will be held Wednesday, June 8 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in 205 TASF. Appointments are preferred but walk-ins are welcome. To make an appointment, stop in 311 TASF or visit and use sponsor code 'Ames Lab.'


ISU Requiring Discrimination, Sexual Violence, Harassment training
Iowa State is requiring all employees to complete online training on discrimination, sexual violence and harassment. The Office of Equal Opportunity sent an email about this training on April 26 and the courses are to be completed by August 31. 


Insider highlights first ever Ames Lab Science Bowl
The May 1991 Insider highlighted Ames Lab's first-ever Regional High School Science Bowl and featured T-shirts with a skate-boarding Albert Einstein as "Another Dude for Science." Ten teams competed for the title which went to Des Moines' Lincoln High School. See what else was happening back in 1991.


Myths of Retirement
More and more financial advisors are recommending that women plan for their retirement savings to get them to age 100 or older.  I would suggest women plan on 110 years old just to be on the safe side.  Better to not spend it all than to run out.  Sometimes, by knowing what not to do, you can keep yourself on the right track. Check out these common myths about retirement, and make any needed adjustments to how you manage your accounts.


National Bike Challenge team observes Bike to Work Day

Three members of the Ames Laboratory National Bike Challenge team got together for a noon-time ride and lunch at Emma MCCarthy-Lee Park on May 20. You can join the Ames Laboratory team by going to the National Bike Challenge website, although you are already considered part of the team if you participated in past years. 



Lab observes 69th birthday with State of the Lab, luncheon
Ames Laboratory officially turned 69 years old on May 17 and that birthday was observed May 24 with the annual State of the Lab address and a noon luncheon.


May 2016